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Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery LLC

Raffaldini Vineyards
July 19, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Sign Up For Our Fall Wine Club

Fall Wine Club Pickup

Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5

Join us at Villa Raffaldini as we release the Fall Wine Club Package featuring our highly anticipated new traditional method sparkling wine, “Auguri." Owner Jay Raffaldini will be on site Saturday, August 4th talking about the wines. 

The new wines will be available for tasting and purchase all weekend. Stop by and enjoy a sample of the new wines with a food pairing. 
Gianno’s brick oven pizza will be on site all weekend. Sunday will feature live music from Samuel Taylor.
Our Fall 2018 Wine Club Includes:
2017 Auguri - 1 bottle
We are thrilled to offer our very first traditional sparkling wine made in true Prosecco style. Early harvest Vermentino, Sangiovese, and other white grapes are skillfully combined in a high acid style with a crisp, clean finish. The wine enjoys a secondary fermentation in bottle to give a creamy, bubbly texture. 

2017 Girasole - 1 bottle
You will love this delicious "summer red" that boasts flavors of honeysuckle and fresh sliced pear. A bright rush of acidity carries citrus notes and melon flavors to a beautiful raspberry finish. 
2016 SPQR - 2 bottles
This rustic, Tuscan-style red is made with Sangiovese and delivers fresh strawberry aromas with notes of rhubarb and baking spice. A perfect red for late summer grilling or cellar it until winter and pair with a savory, slow cooked Italian meal. 
Our flagship red will impress you with its bold, complex fruit flavors followed up by a savory palate of leather and spices. This smooth, rich wine will whisk you away to Italy with its opulent mouthfeel and ripe tannins. 
Wine Club Tiers

We have re-purposed our Classico Tasting Pass to the Classico Tasting Club for those members looking for a little bit less of a commitment. Below are the two tiers of our wine club available for purchase.

Classico Club:

  • 6 bottles, 2 times a year
  • 5% off 6 bottles of more
  • 1 free tasting per visit (or glass of wine)
  • Invite to Wine Club Appreciation Day
  • Classico Club Membership Card
  • No substitutions
Classico Club

Superiore Club:

  • 12 bottles, 2 times a year
  • Raffaldini picks 6, Customer picks 6
  • 5% off 6 bottles, 10% off 12 bottles, 15% off 24 bottles
  • 2 free tastings per visit (or glass of wine)
  • Discounted tickets on select events
  • Invite to Wine Club Appreciation Day
  • Superiore Club Membership Card


Superiore Club

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Raffaldini Vineyards
July 11, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

All About Botti

Our new arrivals are finally here. We are moving away from smaller oak barrels to the more traditional large casks called "botti" in Italian. Each of these giant botti are the equivalent of eleven of the smaller barrels and hold about 275 cases. Unlike smaller barrels which have a life of five years, these botti can last well over fifty. We are moving to do this as the quality of our grapes continues to evolve and get more complex and we don't want to mask it in strong oak. We have three now and expect add another four next year and more thereafter. We are incredibly excited to move forward by going back into history. 

Raffaldini has recently acquired several botti, or large oak wine casks, from Gamba, the foremost manufacturer of botti outside of Turin, Italy. Even though the factory currently utilizes the most modern technology, the Piedmontese cask construction method has not changed over time: meticulous wood selection, all-natural seasoning, and a curvature running the entire length of the staves. Meaning that they have the same thickness and the heads and at the height of the faucet hole.

This increases the casks strength over time and allows for the renewal of the inner surface by shavings the wood without reducing the stability of the stave. The bottom of the cask is concave in order to make them as resistant as possible from the Iiquid they will contain. The heads are curved in two directions to support the pressure created when full without the use of cross boards.

Gamba makes its products exclusively from oak and specifically the Quercus genus, which consists of no less than three hundred species. But a qualified cooper uses only three of them: Quercus Pendunculata, Quercus Sessilis and Quercus Alba (American White Oak). Quercus Pendunculata and Sessilis can both be found in the same forests in France. 

The Quercus Alba species can be found in many regions throughout North America though we mainly source our American White Oak from forest in Northern Iowa, Western Illinois or Minnesota. The accelerated use of Quercus Alba over the last few years is largely due to a better understanding of seasoning and advancement in toasting techniques.

In addition to the origin of the wood, another important factor is the soil; where this variety of oak grows. Exposure to the sun, wind and rain affects its texture and ultimately its grain, as well as its aromas.

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Raffaldini Vineyards
July 2, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini July Newsletter

New Entrance Sign

The new entrance sign is made of a seamless continuous piece of Tennessee field stone that weighs 7.5 tons in total. Jay Raffaldini personally sourced it from a quarry as it needed to exactly fit the style, shape and color that he desired. The family name Raffaldini was sandblasted over four days and the rock is so hard it took over ¼ ton of sand. Jay wanted a work of art by the entrance gate, and with the completion of the paving of Groce Road in August, the grand new sweeping entrance to the vineyard will be complete. 
Beyond The Vines...Into the Community
Raffaldini Vineyards is proud of its continued support of the musical performing arts.

Pino Vino X Release! Thanks to everyone who attended our release.

Thank you to Dr. Ruth Gillis, the animal shelters, and all of you for helping us celebrate this milestone Pino Vino release. Animals in need were adopted at the event and we were able to raise money in support of local animal shelters. You, too, can help us support local animal shelters by purchasing bottles of Pino Vino. While this release marks the end of our Pino Vino campaign, our love and support for animals is unceasing. Look for future wine releases from Raffaldini as we will branch out to bring awareness to our many other passions. 

Click here to purchase. 
A Special Thanks to our Shelters who Attended

Ashe Humane Society

The Ashe County Humane Society promotes the welfare of companion animals in the community through programs and strategies aimed at improving responsible pet ownership and reducing the pet population. 

Humane Society of Davie County

The Humane Society of Davie County's mission is to prevent cruelty and suffering among dogs and cats through rescue, adoption and education. 

Piedmont Animal Rescue

Piedmont Animal Rescue exists to Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Rehome as many lost and unwanted pets in the piedmont of North Carolina.

Surry Animal Rescue

Surry Animal Rescue is a NC certified non-profit volunteer organization that rescues animals from abandonment, abuse, neglect, and euthanasia by providing medical care and foster home placement until loving, permanent homes can be found.
Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day: Music in the Vineyards

Enjoy your Independence Day with an afternoon of music at Raffaldini Vineyards! Purchase a refreshing glass of wine from our award-winning selection to pair with offerings from our deli case. Enjoy live music from Shelley Ruffin & Soul Revival on the Piazza overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Celebrate summer with an eclectic mix of music and make a day of it.


Sunday, July 15 - Euro Car Show

Nothing epitomizes grace and style better than European automobiles. Join Raffaldini Vineyards for our European Car Show and view timeless classics of European style surrounding Villa Raffaldini.

Enjoy live music from guitarist Samuel Taylor and juicy, slow-roasted Italian-style pork from Porchetta food truck of Raleigh. Admission is free. 

Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5 - Fall Wine Club Pickup

Join us for a wine club celebration featuring new wines, food pairings and more. Taste our brand new releases along with a special food pairing. Enjoy live music from guitarist Samuel Taylor, and hot, brick oven pizza made fresh from Gianno's of High Point.  

Stay tuned for more wine club details. 

Mark Your Calendars:

Vine to Wine

Friday, September 7

Work side-by-side with Owner Jay Raffaldini and the rest of our winemaking team as we harvest our 2018 vintage! We are offering oenophiles the chance to participate in every step of the grape harvest from vine to bottle. This is your chance to learn about the grape varietals, harvesting and the wine-making process at Raffaldini Vineyards. You will also have a taste analysis of wines that are currently in production and enjoy an exclusive harvest dinner featuring our award-winning wines paired with traditional Italian fare. This event will be led by Owner Jay Raffaldini, the Winemakers, and the Vineyard Manager and will give you complete access to the behind the scenes process of wine production. Due to the intimate nature of this event, there are only twenty spaces for this unique experience.

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13th Annual Festa Italiana

Saturday, September 15

This day-long event is a celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Tickets on admission day are $20 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass, and either a tasting of three Raffaldini Wines or a glass of wine. Discounted pre-sale general admission is now available along with a select number of VIP tables. Be a part of this unique celebration of culture, music, arts, food and of course, wine! 

General Admission

Festa VIP Experience


Music Dates

Shelley Ruffin + Soul Revival, Acoustic Blues/Soul
Wednesday, July 4

Justin Nelson, Solo Piano
Sunday, July 8

Colin Allured, Acoustic Guitar
Sunday, July 22

Susanna McFarlane, Multi Instrumentalist
Sunday, July 29

Food Truck Dates

Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Saturday, July 7
Sunday, July 8
Saturday, July 21

Porchetta Italian Roasted Pork
Saturday, July 14
Sunday, July 15

Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2018 season and beyond.

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Our mailing address is:
450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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